[cheers and applause] ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much. in here, out there, folks, you can feel the energy in this room tonight because there's one story rocking this nation. a bombshell dropped by my hero, lance armstrong, master of the two wheeler. rumors have been swirling for years about lance, but unlike most americans, when times got tough, i didn't get off the tandem bike of admiration. no! i saddled up, rang the bell of loyalty, put down the kickstand of support, stayed in it to schwinn it, and-- i've run out of bike metaphors. [ laughter ] point is, the man's a hero. he beat cancer. then went on to beat something even less popular: the french. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] well, yesterday he finally broke his silence in an explosive sit down with oprah.